Mixtapes

Mixtapes (with Jonesy) - Thursdays: 4:00-6:00 PM; Saturdays 3-5 PM

With a nod to the cassette era, Jonesy gives you an eclectic mix with a fresh theme every week.

Excerpt from profile on Cortes Community Radio 

“Jonesy’s passion for mixtapes harkens back to the cassette era. She loved compiling collections for friends, or having them introduce her to a new artist. Jonesy never dreamed of playing mixtapes over the radio until coming to Cortes Island.

A Remote Island Off The West Coast

We’re on this little remote island off the West Coast and, through the radio, we get a chance to connect with people world wide,” says Jonesy.

Prior to 2003, Jonesy had been a middle school teacher in Winnipeg.

Her partner, Monica, initiated the move after attending a course at Hollyhock. She knew this was something Jonesy must do and, without asking, signed her up for the Spring Term.

Jonesy describes her first experience of Cortes as “coming home.”

She and Monica quit their jobs and sold their house in Winnipeg.

Playing Mixtapes Over The Radio

They started listening to Cortes Community Radio.

Monica told Jonesy, “This is something you should get involved with.”

This idea did not come to fruition until after Jonesy became a teacher at Cortes Island Elementary. Around 2008, she and a couple of friends took turns producing a show called “Still Thinking.” This led to Jonesy’s embarking on a show of her own the following year.

She explained, “Mixtapes gave me permission to put together an eclectic mix of whatever I enjoyed listening to.” (Keep Reading